Advocacy Papers


Submissions for U.S. Congressmen and the Administration

Date Topics

May 2017

Tax Policy Impact on the International Competitiveness of the United States

AmCham made a submission to US Congressmen and the Administration to re-examine the impact of the American system of worldwide taxation has on U.S.’ international competitiveness.


Submissions on Consultations for HKSAR Chief Executive's Policy Address:

Year  
2017 2017-2018 Policy Address (New Administration)
2016 2017 Policy Address | Executive Summary
2015  2016-2017 Policy Address | Executive Summary
  Previous Policy Address & Budget Submissions (2010-2015) 

Other Submissions for Hong Kong Government:

Date Topics

Apr 2017

Submission on the Hong Kong Code of Marketing of Formula Milk and Related Products, and Food Products for Infants & Young Children

AmCham stresses its worries regarding the voluntary nature of the Hong Kong Code of  Marketing of Formula Milk, and Related Products, and Food Products for Infants & Young Children. To ensure that the rights of different stakeholders can be upheld, AmCham urges the panel to consider implementing the Hong Kong Code through legislation instead.

Mar 2017

Supporting Hong Kong's Ivory Trade Ban

AmCham believes in maintaining a reputable business environment that is welcoming and ethical. 

Feb 2017

AmCham Calls for Collaborative and Goal Driven Plan for Hong Kong Smart City

AmCham submits that HKSAR Government should adopt a collaborative mindset and approach to devise and implement Smart City initiatives. To ensure comprehensive planning and implementation, it is necessary for the Administration to set up a high-level authority to coordinate and formulate integrated policies. The submission also outlined specific best practices, which have already been proven effective by other cities, that are crucial to the success of a Smart City.

Apr 2016

Submission in response to the consultation on the Application for a Block Exemption Order under Section 15 of the Competition Ordinance (Cap. 619) by the Hong Kong Liner Shipping Association (HKLSA)

In the interest of enhancing economic efficiency, improving port competition, and fair consumer benefits, AmCham recommends a Block Exemption Order for VSAs with respect to the guidelines of the Competition Ordinance.

Mar 2016

Submission on Electronic Road Pricing Pilot Scheme in Central and its adjacent areas

AmCham supports the ERP Pilot Scheme to address various transportation issues; however, a large priority in the planning and execution of a solution rests upon the development of Hong Kong as a “smart city”. Additionally, AmCham advocates for a “Pedestrian First, Mass Transport Second, Private Cars Last” strategy, which corresponds appropriately to Hong Kong’s specific conditions.

Oct 2015

Submission on Hong Kong Competition Commission's Draft Leniency Policy published on September 23, 2015

The Competition Commission’s Leniency Policy is, in general, supported by AmCham because the increased competition in the open economy is beneficial for Hong Kong. However, AmCham also recognizes that certain aspects of the program could potentially limit its effectiveness and material impact.

Jun 2015

Submission on Public Consultation on the Future Development of the Electricity Market

AmCham puts priority on three key tenets regarding the Electricity Market: increasing support for stakeholders to boost efficiency and conservation, encouraging renewable energy projects, and the installation of Advanced Metering Infrastructure in Hong Kong.

Apr 2015

Submission on Competition Ordinance Revised Draft Guidelines

While AmCham will continue to support the Competition Ordinance to maintain Hong Kong’s status as a major business hub, the Chamber sees problematic concern in undue burdening of SMEs.

Apr 2015

Position on Tax Policy Impact on the International Competitiveness of the United States

AmCham believes that the current worldwide tax system of the United States could be potentially hindering the exchange of goods, capital, and services and should therefore be replaced with a territorial system.

Apr 2015

Submission on Proposed Regulatory Framework for Nutrition and Health Claims on Infant Formula, Follow-up Formula, and Prepackaged Foods for Infants and Young Children Under the Age of 36 Months in Hong Kong

The Chamber appreciates efforts to regulate nutrition and health claims in packaged foods for children. AmCham believes that transparent implementation of regulation based on scientific evidence and international standards is pivotal to achieving the outcome desired.

Feb 2015

Letter to Bill Committee on Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2014

Due to the potentially time-expensive consultation necessary to properly revise the “contract override” portion of the Amendment Bill, AmCham supports swift passage of the bill and conducting ex post facto consultations where necessary.

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